At UCLH we are proud to be committed to the Armed Forces Covenant. We endeavour to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect. 

Please let us know whether you or your spouse/partner have served in the UK armed forces so that we can provide the best possible support for your care. 

If you're identified as a veteran in your NHS medical records, it ensures smoother access to specific veterans' health services, such as those addressing mental health, hearing loss, limb amputation, and wheelchair assistance and access. It is vital that veterans get good access to NHS Hospitals, primary (GPs) or community care, especially for conditions linked to your time in the armed forces. Please keep in mind that this priority is always based on clinical need and won't result in you being prioritised over someone with a more urgent clinical requirement. 

The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant 

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has affirmed its support to the armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

The Corporate Covenant commits UCLH to upholding the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are: 

  • no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen; and 

  • in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved. 

  • Ensuring that the armed forces community is never disadvantaged compared to other patients, in line with the NHS’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant 
  • Training relevant staff on veteran-specific culture or needs 
  • Making veterans, reservists and service families aware of appropriate charities or NHS services beneficial to them, such as mental health services or support with financial and/or benefit claims 
  • Supporting the armed forces as an employer. 

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